# How do you translate word phrases to algebraic expressions: four times a number decreased one is -29?

##### 1 Answer

Feb 27, 2017

Se the entire translation process below:

#### Explanation:

First, let's call "a number":

Then, for "four times a number" we can write:

This expression "decreased by one" means to subtract one so we can write:

Now, this expression "is -29" means it equals -29 so we can write: